Antibiotic Resources for Health Care Professionals
Join the global movement to stop antibiotic resistance. Learn more about supporting your patients in correct use of antibiotics and the larger issue of superbugs and antibiotic resistance with the following resources.
Antibiotics and Adults Over 65 – Brochure
Download the brochure to learn more about how adults over 65 can be more Antibiotic Wise.
Antibiotics and Adults Over 65 – Poster
Download and use the poster to raise awareness about issues related to antibiotics in adults over 65.
Allergic to Penicillin? Brochure
Download the brochure to learn about penicillin allergy, and how to be Antibiotic Wise.
Allergic to Penicillin? Poster
Download and use the poster to raise awareness about penicillin allergy.
Penicillin Allergy Fact Sheet
Did you know that half of all penicillin allergies go away within 5 years? Learn more about why penicillin may still be the right choice even if you have been told you have an allergy.
Antibiotics and Dental Care Fact Sheet
Learn more about the use of antibiotics in dental practice, and why they may not be needed for every condition.
Choosing Wisely – Cold and Flu
Antibiotics don’t help most respiratory infections, and they can even be harmful. See ways you can help treat symptoms from colds and flu without unnecessary antibiotics.
Bugs & Drugs
Bugs & Drugs is an antimicrobial reference guide for healthcare professionals.
The Bugs & Drugs resource is now available in a website format for BC users at the following link: www.bugsanddrugs.org. The website is available to users accessing the website from an I.P. address that is from anywhere in BC. Users can access the website from their personal or work devices as long as they have internet connectivity.
Bugs & Drugs is the recommended reference for management of infectious diseases and appropriate antimicrobial use. It is peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and frequently updated. Bugs & Drugs is supported by the Do Bugs Need Drugs? program and is funded in BC by the BC Ministry of Health.
For those preferring to use a mobile version of Bugs & Drugs, further information can be found at www.bugsanddrugs.ca
Other helpful links
Find clinical tools and resources on the BCCDC website.
- A Script for the Doctor, rather than a script for antibiotics
- Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care Facilities
- Do Bugs Need Drugs?